Thursday, July 30, 2009


It's official...Natalie's first word is Mama, and she also says MOM. This generally happens when she is starting to fuss, she starts saying "mmmmmmm" and then at the end, "mama". It is wonderful. Phil says she knows what she is saying, but I'm not so sure.

Other happenings...
Natalie has discovered that sleeping on her belly is way more comfortable
She likes to cuddle when she wakes up...sometimes
Pulling everything out of her book shelf is more fun than putting it back
Self portraits don't always work out
(isn't that the most sinister face?)
The pack and play isn't really that fun to play in
She now pulls herself to standing and puts her arms up,
which is "Natalie signing" for "GET ME OUT"
Gardens Grow - even if you don't fertilize
(look at all the green tomatoes and the lone red one)
Natalie loves to taste the plants
zucchini bread is wonderful
and even better with homemade mixed berry butter
(notice the bite)


  1. Love all the pictures!!!! That Natalie is growing so fast! How exciting that she's saying Mama!

  2. Two things:

    1. Natalie is SO cute and is getting so big and I am bummed I didn't get to see her today (OK, so that right there was three things, but who is counting?)

    2. Is that a beer bottle on your bedside table? If so, AWESOME. This is why we are friends.

  3. YES, that is a beer bottle on my night stand, and did you notice the holes in my shirt (or the old -like 10 years old - shirt) that I'm wearing. Phil's comment to me after viewing was "that photo shows just how white trash we are"...Beer and holy shirts, you know you're a redneck?

  4. I was going to comment on the beer too. It makes me feel so much better about the beer bottles that litter the background all of my tender family photos. Of course, it's a green bottle, so we know who it belongs to!